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Autumn Term news

Last week of term! Hooray!

It has been a tremendous end of term with the christmas play performances, christmas party and christmas jumper day. Class 13 have had an impeccable start to Year 1, we've already covered a range of great learning and their behaviour is excellent.

We have some great topics to start the new year off which will enthuse and motivate the children in their learning. Thank you again for all the kind cards and gifts, they are very much appreciated. I hope you all have a lovely two week and I look forward to seeing everyone soon.

Have a very merry Christmas, Mr Hassall

Autumn 2 Week 6

Firstly, a huge thank you to Miss Howells for last few weeks of great teaching and support. Class 13 loved having a second teacher and we all really appreaciate her hard work. Good luck with your own class and future career.

We've had a  full on week with plenty of christmas play practices. We wrote the story of Jack and the beanstalk and used numicon for multiplication.

Next week we perform Ralph The Reindeer on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday! Then a certain someone is in school on Friday.

Have a great weekend, Mr Hassall

Autumn 2 Week 5

What a week! A great start with plenty of learning and then this pause on plans. I hope you are all well and being brilliant wherever you are. PLEASE SEE CLASS 12 WEBPAGE FOR YEAR 1 ADVICE ON LEARNING ACTIVITIES. 

Hopefully see you soon, Mr Hassall

Autumn 2 Week 4

Many thanks for the contributions to class hamper, it's looking tasty and intriguing.

A great week of learning and the first tinglings of nativity preparation is upon us. Would it be possible for you to send in kitchen or toilet roll cardboard tubes as we are going to use them to make some props over the week.

Next week we are practising multiplication and division, using capital letters for proper nouns and hibernation in science.

Autumn 2 Week 3

One of my highlights of the week was seeing all the children empathise  by using freeze frames to show emotions and feelings in our History/Drama lesson. Arrays in maths went well and the recounts of Three Billy Goats Gruff were terrific.

Next week we are recognising and naming coins, learning a new story in English and discovering what animals do in Winter.

A huge thank you for the donations to Children In Need and to the class hamper (Christmas in a box i.e. boxed goods). Remember that Friday is an INSET day so spellings will be tested on Thursday instead.

Wrap up warm, Mr Hassall and Miss Howells.

Autumn 2 Week 2

We've had a wonderful week in Class 13. We've been learning about 2D shapes in Maths and I have been so impressed by how amazing you were at recognising shapes and how brilliant everyones sorting skills were. In English, we have been using the word 'and' to join two sentences, a tricky concept but with lots of verbal practice we all did it! Next week we will be learning lots of different things in Maths: number bonds, subtraction and using arrays. In English, we will be rewriting the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, I can't wait to read all of your writing. Wow, it's going to be a busy week ahead! 

It was great to see you all at parents evening. Thank you for coming and I look forward to our next parents evening in the Spring term. The children should be so proud of how well they have settled into year one and all the wonderful learning we have done so far. We've had a lovely treat afternoon. We've been playing games, watching cartoons and enjoying being in our own clothes for the day.

Keep up the good work Class 13 then hopefully we can have another treat afternoon soon.

See you next week. Have a lovely weekend and keep exercising!

Thanks, Miss Howells and Mr Hassall.

Autumn 2 Week 1

Professor Ditty and First Officer Rhyme rocked our socks off with ryhmes, songs and lots of laughter. I'm so impressed with how well the children have learnt the story of the 3 Billy Goats Gruff. Missing number problems proved to be a bit triky so we will practise solving them again soon. Next week we will learn about suffixes for verbs and naming shapes. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at parents evening.

Class 13’s treat afternoon is on Friday 11th November; they have earnt 25 marbles and have chosen their own treat. They can wear whatever they want for the day (practical for everyday activities and weather conditions). The children can bring one toy/game in from home, in a bag please (games and toys for more than 1 player will be more sociable). We will finish the day with some cartoons and treats provided by myself.

They have had a wonderful start to Year 1 and should be proud of their achievements so far.

Many thanks,

Mr Hassall

Autumn 1 Week 7

We've made it! What a fabulous half term. I am so proud of how the whole class have settled in to Year 1. We have had plenty of fun alongside bags of learning. This week we have completed the sea turtle booklets, practised subtraction, had a Christian RE workshop and of course, done heaps of Dirtie Bertie activities.

No spellings will go home over half term.

In the first week back we will be starting some work on the Three Billy Goats Gruff, revisit addition, matching materials in science and starting our history topic with Florence Nightingale.

PE kit will be going home for a wash and sort as will water bottles. Please continue to bring reading books and reading records in every day.

Finally, have a brilliant weeek off, I'm looking forward to hearing all about what you've been up to.

Well done and keep it up, Mr Hassall

Autumn 1 Week 6

A wonderful week had by all. Ask your child about 'Magical moments and best bits'!?

Next week we are finishing off our sea turtle booklets, practising subtraction in Maths, balancing in PE and recapping split digraphs in phonics.

A special treat on Thursday - Alan MacDonald of 'Dirtie Bertie' fame is in school and at the end of the day there will be a signing of any of his books.

Weekly spellings are now attached to this page (thanks Mrs Hicks for the tip).

Nearly half term! Yessss!

Thanks, Mr Hassall


Autumn 1 Week 4

What a wonderful week of learning. Punctuation is becoming more consistent, spelling is improving, counting is more confident and floor movements are marvelous.

Next week we will be practising bridging tens numbers and trying to remember number bonds to 20. We have an exciting new mini project in English to get lots of vocabulary for spelling and sentence work. We will talk about Autumn in Science adn hopefully be making something exciting in D&T.

PLease remember spellings need to be learnt slowly over the next week and that the children can change their reading books when an adult has heared them read the whole book and they are confident with all the vocbulary.

Have a great weekend, Mr Hassall

Autumn 1 Week 3

We've gone capital letter and full stop crazy this week and there's more to come next next week as we're aiming for perfect punctuation. The two art and D&T sessions this week have been lovely, the christmas cards and 3d flowers are looking fab.

Next week  we will be covering number bonds to 10, matching words to numbers and counting. As well as punctuation practise we will be using syllables to help with spelling and the usual daily phonics.

By request two good websites with free games are; and

See you on Monday, Mr Hassall

Autumn 1 Week 2

We had a great first week of learning in Class 13. Next week we are practising writing numbers to 20, saying 1 more and 1 less than numbers and recapping the + and - symbols. In English we are recognising and using capital letters and full stops in sentences. Material properties will be discussed in Science and we continue to practise floor movement patterns in PE.

All the children have their first spelling list in their reading records with an accompanying letter in their book bags.

Have a great weekend, Mr Hassall

Autumn 1 Week 1

Hello and welcome to Year 1! What a great year we have got in store. We have had a lovely few days in Class 13, getting to know each other, rules and routines and what to expect from now on. The children have got off to a great start with the class already earning 3 marbles in their jar, lots of gold stars and some superstar points have already been earned.

Next week seee us start the full curriculum and what busy weeks they will be, full of learnign and fun. In Maths we will be counting, in English we will be focusing on handwriting and spelling. In Science we are starting our Materials topic, Art is sculpture and in PE we will focus on floor movements.

I'm looking forward to meeting those parents and carers on Monday at Meet and Greet. Please regularly this webpage and the Year 1 resources page.